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UK Remains Europe's Top Hotel Investment Target in 2018

UK Remains Europe's Top Hotel Investment Target in 2018

UK, Germany and Spain are the three most attractive hotel investment destinations in Europe, with more than two-thirds (69%) of investors identifying these markets as the preferred countries for hotel investment in 2018. Read More »


Global Hotel Inventory Grows 18 Percent Over Last 10 Years

Global Hotel Inventory Grows 18 Percent Over Last 10 Years

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European Commercial Property Investment Up 8 Percent in 2017

European Commercial Property Investment Up 8 Percent in 2017

According to the latest research from global property adviser Knight Frank, European commercial property investment hit €231.8 billion in 2017 after €80.7 billion was transacted in Q4, resulting in an 8.4 per cent increase on last year. Read More »

Chinese Demand for UK Properties Up 43 Percent Since 2016 Brexit Vote

Chinese Demand for UK Properties Up 43 Percent Since 2016 Brexit Vote

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Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

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In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »

Last Updated April 10, 2018 9:00 AM ET

United Kingdom Property News

This week global real estate consultant Knight Frank made its UK commercial real estate predictions for 2018.

Total European hotel investment volumes increased by 33% year-on-year, for the third quarter of 2017. This contributed to a 16% year-on-year increase on the year- to-date.

According to CBRE, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets, with the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets standing at $27.5 trillion.

According to a report by real estate consultant JLL and The Business of Cities, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul are among the seven most competitive cities in the world.

Office rents in London's skyscrapers are the highest in Europe as companies continue to pay a premium for space in the city's tallest buildings.

29 percent of real estate professionals are now feeling optimistic about UK's commercial real estate market.

Global real estate consultant Knight Frank is reporting since the UK's vote to leave the EU in June 2016, there has been widespread concern that jobs might leave the UK, or firms will delay recruitment.

According to international real estate consultant Knight Frank, buyers from Hong Kong have purchased £2.2 billion ($2.86b USD) of office buildings in the City of London over the first half of the year.

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

According to global real estate advisor Knight Frank, office skyscrapers in Hong Kong are the most expensive commercial real estate assets in the world in 2017.

According to CBRE Research's latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report, Hong Kong (Central) and London's West End topped the list of prime office occupancy costs again.

On the heels of a failed snap election in an effort to build a bigger majority and a personal mandate, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, now faces the though job of trying to forge a coalition deal to stay in power.

Changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices.

Developers completed more retail centers across the globe last year than in 2015, but momentum appeared to wane in many countries.

A government-led delegation of UK investors and developers are set to visit the Middle East to strike deals with investors as they continue to plough their wealth into the UK post-Brexit.

The depreciation of the pound, coupled with a slight drop in capital values, has led UK commercial real estate to be discounted by 16% on average by overseas capital.

According to CBRE's new released Global Investor Intentions Survey for 2017, stronger economic growth, the availability of debt capital, and a more positive outlook from investors is expected to drive global capital flows in 2017.

According to global real estate consultant Knight Frank, fears that London is set to lose swathes of bank jobs now look overblown, but finance has been shrinking in importance for the capital's economy and property market for some time.


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